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Emtricitabine

Emtricitabine Information

Emtricitabine Benefits & Uses

Emtricitabine is used to treat the following -

  1. एचआईवी
  2. HIV/AIDS

Emtricitabine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Emtricitabine

Emtricitabine

Emtricitabine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Emtricitabine is used -

  1. Infection
  2. Cough
  3. Dizziness
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Rhinitis
  6. Fever
  7. Insomnia
  8. Urticaria
  9. Paresthesia
  10. Pharyngitis

Emtricitabine Related Warnings

Is the use of Emtricitabine safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women can take Emtricitabine safely.

Safe

Is the use of Emtricitabine safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women can safely use Emtricitabine.

Safe

What is the effect of Emtricitabine on the Kidneys?

Emtricitabine rarely affects the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Emtricitabine on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Emtricitabine on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Emtricitabine on the Heart?

There are no any side effects of Emtricitabine for the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Emtricitabine with Other Drugs

Emtricitabine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Emtricitabine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Emtricitabine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Graves' Disease
  4. Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Frequently asked Questions about Emtricitabine

Is this Emtricitabine habit forming or addictive?

Emtricitabine does not cause addiction.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Emtricitabine, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Emtricitabine can make you drowsy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Emtricitabine only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Emtricitabine for mental disorders.

No

Emtricitabine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Emtricitabine

Taking Emtricitabine with food is safe.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Emtricitabine

Consumption of alcohol and Emtricitabine together may have severe effects on your health.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Emtriva®(emtricitabine)